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Black Christmas
Directed by Bob Clark
Produced by Bob Clark
Written by A. Roy Moore
Starring Olivia Hussey
Keir Dullea
Margot Kidder
John Saxon
Marian Waldman
Andrea Martin
James Edmond
Music by Carl Zittrer
Cinematography Reginald H. Morris
Editing by Stan Cole
Studio Film Funding Limited of Canada
Distributed by Ambassador Film Distributors (Canada)
Warner Bros. (U. S.)
Release date(s) October 11, 1974 (Canada)
December 20, 1974 (U.S.)
October 12, 1975 (UK)
Running time 98 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $620,000
Money made $4,053,000

Black Christmas (also released as Silent Night, Evil Night, and Stranger in the House) is a 1974 Canadian independent horror movie. It was directed and produced by Bob Clark. Black Christmas was released on October 11, 1974 in Canada, December 20, 1974 in the United States, and on October 12, 1975 in the United Kingdom. The movie is inspired by the urban legend "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs" and is also based on murders that took place in Quebec around Christmas. The movie is considered to be one of the first slasher movies.[1] There was a remake that was made and released on Christmas of 2006.

The movie gained positive reviews from critics and holds a 63% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

A remake of the same name was released in 2006.

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